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A Grand Accomplishment for a Petite Lady

by Peggy Kaplan

A title very few bridge players ever earn is Grand Life Master. To earn the highest rank possible in the ACBL, a player must have acquired 10,000 masterpoints. In addition, GLM's have to win either an unrestricted NABC championship, an Open or Women's Team Trials or one of various international titles. At the Spring NABC in Reno, Lou Ann O'Rourke moved into this elite circle.

Lou Ann had her title a few years ago. Now, with a few days of play in Reno, she has the points, too. The fellow with whom Lou Ann earned a lot of those points, Marc Jacobus, joined Lou Ann to report their joyful news.

Lou Ann may be tiny in stature. Yet, now this lovely lady has one more accolade to add to her bridge resume! Congratulations, Loulou!